If you’ve every wondered how to make a felt air freshener you’ve come to the right place. My original post How to Make Car Fresheners with Felt Blanks shows you step by step how I use sublimation to create fun, reusable felt air fresheners.
But what if you don’t have a sublimation printer? No problem! Did you know you can decorate felt fresheners with fabric paints? I have also experimented with making felt fresheners with Avery Inkjet Iron On Transfer Paper. Both are options if you don’t have access to sublimation prints and/or a heat press.
We have confirmed you can use fabric dye if on polyesters felt blanks, or you can choose from a rainbow of colors for our felt blanks.
Today we are going to show you how to make a felt air freshener using heat transfer vinyl (HTV)!
If you are familiar with working with Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) it’s really quite easy…just follow the instructions for your vinyl. The felt is 100% polyester and HTV works very well with this material!
What I love most is that you can use a standard household iron to apply if you don’t have a heat press!
If you DO have access to a sublimation printer you can sublimate first, then add HTV later.
I used white glitter heat transfer vinyl and regular black heat transfer vinyl. The glitter seemed to be a tad bit easier to work with, transfer sheet peeled right off. The transfer paper with the black vinyl stuck a little more…I probably could have use a bit less heat/time/pressure. All in all, both worked beautifully!
I would highly recommend this method if you want to make a felt air freshener. It’s a quick and easy way to personalize, and makes a cute gift!
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